You should never inhale while smoking a cigar. They’re not cigarettes, and the tobacco is often much stronger.
Instead, merely take a puff and let it sit in your mouth for a few seconds while you taste it. Then simply blow it out. Puff and rotate your cigar every 30 seconds to one minute…
Regular cigarette smokers are often inclined to inhale, but it’s not the same kettle of fish. Cigarettes are much easier to inhale as they are packed with chemical additives to cool down the smoke. This, obviously, makes anything inhaled from a cigarette easier on your lungs. On the flip side, a premium, all-natural cigar can become too hot, very quickly. The smoke from handmade cigars also tends to be far thicker than that of your average dart.
This, combined with the high temperature, means that, when inhaled quickly, the smoke can send inexperienced smokers in the coughing fit of all coughing fits or, on the more serious end of the spectrum, it could seriously damage your lungs.
If you’re concerned about taste, the way you smoke your cigar will almost always have an impact. Cigarette smoke is intended to be inhaled fully, as the nicotine from cigarettes will absorb better in the lungs due to its acidity.
Cigar smoke, on the other hand, is actually better absorbed in the mouth cavity, making inhaling less effective. This is due to the alkaline nature of the fumes. If you’re looking to fully explore the taste, inhaling will not draw out the best result. Among long-time cigar smokers, you will generally find that the consensus is not to inhale. Connoisseurs will not recommend you do so, not only because it may be detrimental to your vital organs (your lungs) but also as it is not necessary to inhale to enjoy the flavor.